Hidden Camera at McDonald's ladies Toilet in Mumbai
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|The air vent at where where the mobile was Kept and Shilpa Koparde at Kasarwadvali Police Station in Thane|
An employee of McDonald's has been accused of videotaping
women in the ladies toilet of their Thane franchise. Shilpa Yogdeep
Goparde, 30 a customer who visited the washroom has filed a police
complaint on Saturday evening after she found a cell phone being put on
the video recording mode placed over an air vent in a toilet at
McDonald's Ghodbunder Road outlet in Thane.
Initial investigations revealed that the camera had been placed by
Sachin Waghmare, 26, a member of the cleaning staff, who is currently
Thane resident Yogdeep Korpade, 31, his wife Shilpa, 30,and
five-year-old son Grahiesh visited the restaurant at 4 pm on Saturday. "My
wife wanted to visit the loo before we left, but the housekeeping staff
asked her to wait while they cleaned the toilet. However, when she went
in, the toilet was still unclean. That made her suspicious and she
began to look around. She then saw a light blinking in the vent above," said Korpade.
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Alarmed, she informed her husband, who in turn summoned the restaurant's
manager. The staff immediately identified the mobile as that of
Waghmare. However, by then Waghmare, a resident of Sai Nagar slums, was
nowhere to be seen.
“It was very suspicious the way he stopped me from entering the loo.
My suspicion only grew stronger when I saw the loo was dirty. He,
obviously, had spent the time inside doing something else. When I looked
around, I saw this camera-like object lying on the air vent,” said Shilpa after filing the complaint.
Shilpa added, "The staff told us that they would immediately conduct a
check but later said that one of their staffers was absconding. We
wondered how many such videos of unsuspecting women had been taken, so
we decided to file an FIR."
A complaint has been lodged under Section 509 IPC (word, gesture or act
intended to outrage a woman's modesty) at the Kasarwadvali Police
Station and the pervert's mobile and memory card have been seized.
Meanwhile, a McDonald's spokesperson stated, "We are co-operating
with the customer and have filed a police complaint along with the
customer. We have suspended the employee pending the result of the
investigation. We are assisting the police with the investigation to
bring the culprit to book at the earliest as for us the customer always
Now who knows hat how many such clips were recorded and later
circulated or posted on the Internet. So public be alert when using